Advancements in the medical field in the last decade have been made possible by the advent of newer vaccine forms. The vaccine forms are subunit vaccines, DNA vaccines, and recombinant vaccines among others. Even though these vaccines have been effective in the past decade, researchers and clinicians have associated them with many disadvantages. They are expensive to afford and are also difficult to store and transport. Many countries that are still under development have had challenges in facing these issues. Therefore alternative forms of vaccines that are cheaper and efficient had to be developed by researchers. The development of edible vaccines was successful as an alternative vaccine form.
Langridge in his book titled ‘ Edible Vaccines’ reveals that edible vaccines generate through genetic plant transfer as well as transgenic animal production made up of agents that tend to trigger the immune system of the animal. Edible vaccines produced from these plants have been known by researchers to be of great importance. Charles J. Arntzen in the 1990s came up with the concept of edible vaccines through his research (Langridge, 2006). This idea was as a result of the World Health Organization conference that he attended in New York. Sophisticated research ideas and scientific concepts have been put to place to ensure the
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